Correlation between UDP-glucuronosyltransferase genotypes and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone glucuronidation phenotype in human liver microsomes. Other Scholarly Work

Wiener, Doris, Fang, Jia-Long, Dossett, Nicole et al. (2004). Correlation between UDP-glucuronosyltransferase genotypes and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone glucuronidation phenotype in human liver microsomes. . 64(3), 1190-1196. 10.1158/0008-5472.can-03-3219

cited authors

  • Wiener, Doris; Fang, Jia-Long; Dossett, Nicole; Lazarus, Philip

fiu authors

abstract

  • The nicotine-derived tobacco-specific nitrosamine, 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone, is one of the most potent and abundant procarcinogens found in tobacco and tobacco smoke, and glucuronidation of its major metabolite, 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL), is an important mechanism for 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone detoxification. Substantial interindividual variability in urinary NNAL glucuronide formation has been observed in smokers and tobacco chewers. To determine whether genetic variations may play a role in this interindividual variability, NNAL-glucuronidating activities were analyzed in 78 human liver microsomal specimens and compared with the prevalence of missense polymorphisms in the two major NNAL-glucuronidating enzymes UGT1A4 and UGT2B7. In vitro assays using liver microsomal specimens from individual subjects demonstrated a 70- and 50-fold variability in NNAL-N-Gluc and NNAL-O-Gluc formation, respectively, and a 20-fold variability in the ratio of NNAL-N-Gluc:NNAL-O-Gluc formation. Microsomes from subjects with a homozygous polymorphic UGT1A4(24Thr)/UGT1A4(24Thr) genotype exhibited a significantly higher (P < 0.05) level of NNAL-N-Gluc activity compared with microsomes from subjects with the wild-type UGT1A4(24Pro)/UGT1A4(24Pro) genotype, and a significantly higher (P < 0.05) number of subjects with liver microsomes having high NNAL-N-Gluc formation activity contained the UGT1A4(24Thr)/UGT1A4(24Thr) genotype. Microsomes from subjects with the homozygous polymorphic UGT2B7(268Tyr)/UGT2B7(268Tyr) genotype exhibited a significantly lower level (P < 0.025) of NNAL-O-Gluc activity when compared with microsomes from subjects with the wild-type UGT2B7(268His)/UGT2B7(268His) genotype, and a significantly (P < 0.05) higher number of subjects with liver microsomes having low NNAL-O-Gluc formation activity contained the UGT2B7(268Tyr)/UGT2B7(268Tyr) genotype. These data suggest that the UGT1A4 codon 24 and UGT2B7 codon 268 polymorphisms may be associated with altered rates glucuronidation and detoxification of NNAL in vivo.

publication date

  • February 1, 2004

keywords

  • Codon
  • Genotype
  • Glucuronates
  • Glucuronosyltransferase
  • Humans
  • Inactivation, Metabolic
  • Microsomes, Liver
  • Nitrosamines
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • Pyridines

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Medium

  • Print

start page

  • 1190

end page

  • 1196

volume

  • 64

issue

  • 3